About the wine
This latest vintage of GiraffaTM Chardonnay is bright and fresh on both the nose and palette, yet with enough roundness to be considered medium bodied. The primary stainless steel fermentation and aging yield lemon zest, minerality, and allow the true Chardonnay varietal characteristics to come through. The 10% of French oak fermentation and aging round out the flavor profile and add interesting notes of nutmeg, vanilla, and light oak. We recommend you try it with simply prepared fish, chicken, pasta in a cream sauce, or while carrying around your favorite wheeled animal.
You can lead a kid to a wheeled giraffe, but you can’t make him ride it. Christian carried his everywhere, drawing some strange looks from the neighborhood. While he thought it made sense at the time, he wishes his parents would have encouraged him to be like all the other kids in the wheeled giraffe “gang” and just ride!
Vineyard: Spanish Springs (Edna Valley AVA, California)
Aging: 9 months (90% stainless steel, 10% French oak)
Production: 238 cases
Price: $16/bottle, 10% discount for 12 or more bottles